Thankful Thursdays…This is What It’s All About
The world we live in seems to be going topsy-turvy. It makes me wonder if the values we were taught have been thrown out the door.
This week I watched some of the Little League World Series Regional games. East Texas (Pearland) was playing Oklahoma.
These players are between 10 and 12 years of age but have learned more about sportsmanship and doing the right thing than many adults I’ve met.
The pitch from East Texas’ Shelton got away and hit Isaiah Jarvis on the side of the helmet. Thankfully, after falling to the ground, Jarvis was able to get up and walk to 1st base.
However, the young pitcher was visibly shaken by his throw.
Young Jarvis walked over to the pitcher, hugged Shelton, and told him he was all right and that he (the pitcher) was “doing just great.”
This act brought tears to my eyes and a tremendous sense of pride in these young athletes.
THIS is (or should be) why we have organized sports for our young people. If this doesn’t bring a smile to your face, check your pulse.
I never thought about losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. Muhammad Ali
It is your response to winning and losing that makes you a winner or a loser. Harry Sheehy
(You were right Rocky Dickerson)